I know why sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture. Over the long term, being denied enough sleep causes daytime drowsiness, clumsiness, weight loss or gain and adversely affects your brain and ability to function on everyday tasks. How do I know this? I am a Mum and for the past four years I have been woken up at least once every night. Some … Continue reading I know why sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture
We live in a ‘me’ society. It seems we are all obsessed with ourselves and what we’re doing now and seem to think it’s important to let everyone know instantly. I’m not immune. This blog is all about me, but as much as I value you my wonderful Readers, I do write for me; this is my outlet. The fact that other people may find … Continue reading Putting yourself first and why ‘me time’ is so important
The water ran down the glass window as I watched them. I stared at them quietly from afar while they, oblivious, went on excitedly playing, giggling, spraying water all around and throwing mud at each other. I wondered about them; I wondered why they seemed like strangers when I was the only person in the world who knew them best; I am the one intertwined … Continue reading In Search of Mini-Me
I stared bleary eyed at the treadmill console. The bright red digital dial and the blinking numbers sat before me, daring me not to press ‘start’. I felt like shit. I did not want to do this. Couldn’t I have just slept in? No. Mr Magentafrog and I had a plan. He was getting up at 5:00am to work out and then he would wake me … Continue reading The Treadmill and Me
Dear Fitness Fashion Industry – you suck! Despite what you might think, big girls want to be fashionable too and by not catering to our size you are stupidly missing out on our dollars. Every woman on a weight-loss ‘journey’ has to start somewhere; and let me tell you, it’s much easier to start if we are wearing nice workout gear designed properly for our size … Continue reading Dear Fitness Fashion Industry
Just put your damn sneakers on and get out the door! I guarantee that if you just walk around the block you will feel better. I know you’ve heard it all before, exercise is good for you. But did you know just how much? It is said it can help with depression and improve memory as well as preventing many other health problems. In particular, … Continue reading Move More, Feel Better
What does living authentically mean? According to author, Susan Piver: Living authentically is what you’re doing when you find congruence between your inner world: your feelings, values, gifts, needs, spirituality, and passions, and your outer world: your job, relationships, home, and community. When you live an authentic life, these things support and synergize each other I’ve often heard the comment that a happy person has someone … Continue reading What Is Living Authentically?